The Role of Man and Woman: Defending God's Roles in Marriage Against the Attacks of the Devil in the 21st Century
With our society continuing to become more “gender-neutral” many influences are attacking the foundation of the roles God has established for man and woman in marriage. While some of these influences merely challenge “traditional” gender roles of what jobs, duties or functions a husband/man carries out in the family and what jobs, duties or functions a wife/woman carries out, they are not against what Scripture says. Scripture allows us freedom in these matters. At the same time other influences are attacking the God-given roles for a man and woman in marriage. These attacks are seeking to rewrite, redefine or eliminate the biblical roles that God has established for man and woman in marriage. This thesis will look at the biblical roles God has given for man and woman in marriage, challenges to God’s established roles in marriage, and how the biblical roles can be defended and applied by Christian husbands and wives living in a changing world.